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1 Markeaton Park Restoration Project What the project will do Restore and transform this important and much loved historic park Physical enhancements will restore historic buildings, gardens and parkland and provide new facilities Improve and provide more park events and activities Improve the park's management and maintenance operations and secure a Green Flag Award

2 How much will it cost? £3.4 million project £2.5 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and BIG Council providing S106, capital, increased revenue on maintenance In kind contributions from volunteers Still need to find £70,000 over next five years

3 Why is Markeaton Park important It is Derbys premier and most visited park It has a rich heritage It retains many features of historic value It is an important part of many peoples lives People also told us its also important because……

4 Happy days in the summer My friends A day out Mundy Play Centre Paddling pool veteran trees PICNICS I lived on the park Wedding photos wildlife FAMILY OUTINGS MY DAUGHTERS FIRST STEPS Walking my dog Feeding the ducks Fireworks

5 Project components Events and Activities Various on going from summer 2013 to the end of 2017 Mundy Play Centre New play area and footpaths Historic Core Restoration and conversion of buildings, courtyard improvements, main entrance and walled garden, interpretation of hall foundations, restoration of historic gardens Main Park Restoration of historic parkland, new entrances and footpaths, sports courts and interpretation

6 Masterplan Paths and entrances New path from Mundy Play Centre car park to rest of the park New lake side footpath and cycle route Improved entrances on A52 Main carriageway resurfaced Reinstate main entrance gates New paths across and around the park

7 Masterplan New facilities New equipped play area New lake side picnic areas New information signage New tennis and ball court

8 Masterplan Planting and landscape management Manage Aldercar Wood and watercourses Management of woodland belts Create new wildflower meadows Restore the parkland landscape by removing badly located trees and replanting with native species Reduce size of pitch and putt and restore ridge and furrow

9 Historic core - gardens Remove the tennis courts and restore as lawn Restore entrance gates, resurface drive and replant herbaceous border Restore and replant the Rose Garden Excavate and interpret the hall remains Restore the portico Restore the Bothy and boundary walls Restore the Terrace Garden and reinstate the Nurembourg Fountain Restore and replant the Pleasure Gardens

10 Stable buildings Construct new toilet block Convert buildings to a new community room and craft unit

11 New community room and Rangers office

12 Orangery and courtyard Restore the Orangery Courtyard laid out as a new public multi use and performance space

13 Orangery

14 Mundy Play Centre

15 Project Programme Mundy Play Centre Start on site early 2014 Completion early summer 2014 Historic Core Start on site spring 2014 Completion spring 2015 Main Park and gardens Start on site spring 2015 Completion summer

16 Activity Plan A 5 year plan Sets out how people can get involved in the park How the project will meet the 5 HLF outcomes –Increasing the Range of Audiences –Conserving and Enhancing the Heritage Value of the Park –Increasing the Range of Volunteers –Improving Skills through Knowledge or Training –Improving Management and Maintenance So what does this really mean…?

17 It means………… DOING getting involved having fun UNDERSTANDING GETTING FIT meeting friends HAVING A SAY PLAYING socialising being healthy enjoying LEARNING USING LIVING walking seeing wildlife running making things VOLUNTEERING

18 Some things that will be happening Community Arts Projects Volunteer with The Conservation Volunteers Community Archaeological Dig Family arts and crafts sessions Love Parks Week and National Tree Week Gardening and growing activities Music, theatre and dance Guided walks Education trips for schools

19 Exploration and Interpretation Discover Markeaton Parks fascinating history Find out about the connections between the Mundy family and other Derby notables Interpret and understand the changes to the park and its landscape Share your stories and memories Learn about the parks gardens, wildlife and trees

20 Join FoMP Take part in volunteer environmental projects Help plan and deliver events Horticultural activities How to get involved

21 Help with surveys and consultation Learn something new Archaeological dig Deliver a guided walk


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